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February 23, 1996 | By Kristi Nelson, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Two masked men ambushed a township police officer early yesterday, held him at gunpoint, then took his gun and radio before robbing a Comfort Inn near Philadelphia International Airport, said Tinicum Police Chief Robert T. Lythgoe Jr. He said the officer had been guarding the hotel in the first block of Industrial Highway. Although the officer was in plain clothes and was being paid by the hotel, he was there as a township police officer, said Lythgoe, who declined to name him. Shortly before 1 a.m., the police officer noticed a vehicle pull into the Comfort Inn's rear parking lot, Lythgoe said.
NEWS
November 11, 1993 | By Claire Furia, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The state Department of Environmental Resources is investigating a report of illegal toxic-waste dumping on the township's Manor Field at Routes 291 and 420. A resident filed the report with Tinicum police Friday after seeing and videotaping a Ridley Excavating truck dumping material in the field earlier that day, said Police Chief Robert T. Lythgoe Jr. "We called Ridley Excavating and told them to knock it off," Lythgoe said. Ridley Excavating officials could not be reached for comment.
NEWS
February 13, 1997 | By Lisa Sandberg, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Police say a string of armed robberies at three Delaware County bars since Sunday night is the work of two men. "Based on the modus operandi and description [of the suspects], we believe that the three jobs were done by the same guys," said Tinicum Police Chief Robert T. Lythgoe Jr. The robberies began about 8 p.m. Sunday when police reported that two men, one displaying a weapon, entered Romansky's Tavern, on Chester Pike in Prospect Park, and forced several patrons to empty their wallets and pocketbooks.
NEWS
January 12, 1989 | By Marilou Regan, Special to The Inquirer
Police are seeking a suspect in the robbery and abduction of a Philadelphia woman who was locked in the trunk of her car for two days until a passer-by heard her cry for help and she was rescued in Tinicum Township. Tinicum Police Chief Robert Lythgoe said the 42-year-old woman was on her way to the Shop N Sav market, 27th and Tasker Streets, Philadelphia, about 9:30 p.m. last Thursday when she was seized after parking her 1974 Oldsmobile Cutlass on an adjacent street. Lythgoe, who withheld the victim's name, gave this account: "She was grabbed from behind and ordered to get back into her car and told to lie on the floor in front of the passenger seat.
NEWS
May 4, 1989 | By Marilou Regan, Special to The Inquirer
Three police officers were injured when they went to an Essington home to arrest a man accused of threatening the life of a Tinicum Township official, police said. Tinicum Township Police Chief Robert Lythgoe was struck in the left arm with an ax handle by Robin Sieger, 36, the owner of the home at Third Street and Erickson Avenue, after police forced their way in at 8:12 p.m. Sunday, police said. Police had a warrant for the arrest of Monte Goetzman, 28, Sieger's boyfriend, who also lived there, on charges of harassment by communication and making terroristic threats.
NEWS
January 6, 1990 | By Marilou Regan, Special to The Inquirer
An arrest warrant has been issued for a Delaware County man who served as scoutmaster of Essington Boy Scout Troop 37 and is accused of stealing the proceeds from the troop's annual Christmas tree sale. James Smith, 34, of the 300 block of Warwick Avenue, Essington, is being charged with six counts each of theft and receiving stolen property, and three counts each of forgery, theft by deception and failure to make required distribution of funds. The charges involve $23,500 in checks that police say Smith wrote to himself from a troop bank account.
NEWS
May 4, 1989 | By Marilou Regan, Special to The Inquirer
Three police officers were injured when they went to an Essington home to arrest a man accused of threatening the life of a Tinicum Township official, police said. Tinicum Township Police Chief Robert Lythgoe was struck in the left arm with an ax handle by Robin Sieger, 36, the owner of the home at Third Street and Erickson Avenue, after police forced their way in at 8:12 p.m. Sunday, police said. Police had a warrant for the arrest of Monte Goetzman, 28, Sieger's boyfriend, who also lived there, on charges of harassment by communication and making terroristic threats.
SPORTS
March 12, 1995 | By Frank Bertucci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
When Rob Lythgoe crossed the finish line at the Carrier Dome last night, he didn't know whether he had anchored Monsignor Bonner to the distance-medley relay championship at the National Indoor Track and Field championships. He thought he had, but . . . Confusion reigned because the anchor runner from Shenendehowa, N.Y., which had finished ahead of Bonner, had taken the baton from his third-leg runner one lap too soon. "I was totally confused," said Lythgoe after running a 4:18 1,600 meters to bring the Friars home in 10:22.
NEWS
April 23, 1997 | By Douglas Herbert, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Tinicum Township must continue to pay full wages and provide health benefits to a disabled police officer who has been on sick leave since incurring a knee injury two years ago, under the terms of a provisional court order. The order, signed Thursday by Delaware County Judge Joseph F. Battle, reaffirms a series of stipulations agreed to at a March 6 hearing in Battle's courtroom between the township and an attorney for the officer, Robert V. Burns. That hearing had been prompted by a Feb. 24 letter sent to Burns by Tinicum Police Chief Robert T. Lythgoe Jr., instructing Burns to return to work by March 10 or risk forfeiting his salary and benefits.
NEWS
January 11, 1990 | By Marilou Regan, Special to The Inquirer
An Essington scoutmaster was sent to Delaware County Prison yesterday after he failed to post $50,000 cash bail in connection with the theft of $23,500 from his troop's annual Christmas tree sale. James Smith, 34, of the 300 block of Warwick Avenue, Essington, was arrested Tuesday night at Philadelphia International Airport after he got off a plane from Cancun, Mexico. Tinicum Township Police Chief Robert Lythgoe said police had received a tip that Smith would be on the plane.
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May 12, 2013 | By David Hiltbrand, Inquirer TV Critic
For years, TV sitcoms perpetuated the stereotype of the bumbling, clueless dad. It's only recently that moms are getting the same rank treatment. From Lois (Jane Kaczmarek) in Malcolm in the Middle to Jules (Courteney Cox) in Cougar Town to Frankie Heck (Patricia Heaton) in The Middle to Claire (Julie Bowen) in Modern Family , right up to Polly (Sarah Chalke) in How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life) , today's TV moms tend to be oblivious, overwhelmed, inappropriate, or neurotic.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 28, 2010 | By Howard Gensler
N IGEL LYTHGOE , another one of the British reality-TV- show producers bent on taking over American television, is close to returning to "American Idol" as executive producer. The Hollywood Reporter says Fox TV wants Lythgoe - who oversaw "Idol" for its first seven more popular seasons - to return to work on the series as the network continues to panic over the departure of Simon Cowell . Ironically, Lyth-goe left "Idol" when Fox and 19 Entertainment wanted to freshen up the series.
NEWS
June 16, 1998 | By Lisa Sandberg, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
In addition to its 4,400 residents, this waterfront township is home to 325 companies, including eight hotels, 21 air-freight services, and one of the largest United Parcel Service facilities on the East Coast. Much of the recent business boom occurred without the addition of a single police officer. The last one hired came in 1989. Last night, aiming to ease years of what they described as serious understaffing, the Tinicum Township commissioners hired five part-time officers, bringing the total police force to 14. "We really need police officers here," said Norbert J. Poloncarz, the commissioners' vice president.
NEWS
April 23, 1997 | By Douglas Herbert, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Tinicum Township must continue to pay full wages and provide health benefits to a disabled police officer who has been on sick leave since incurring a knee injury two years ago, under the terms of a provisional court order. The order, signed Thursday by Delaware County Judge Joseph F. Battle, reaffirms a series of stipulations agreed to at a March 6 hearing in Battle's courtroom between the township and an attorney for the officer, Robert V. Burns. That hearing had been prompted by a Feb. 24 letter sent to Burns by Tinicum Police Chief Robert T. Lythgoe Jr., instructing Burns to return to work by March 10 or risk forfeiting his salary and benefits.
NEWS
February 13, 1997 | By Lisa Sandberg, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Police say a string of armed robberies at three Delaware County bars since Sunday night is the work of two men. "Based on the modus operandi and description [of the suspects], we believe that the three jobs were done by the same guys," said Tinicum Police Chief Robert T. Lythgoe Jr. The robberies began about 8 p.m. Sunday when police reported that two men, one displaying a weapon, entered Romansky's Tavern, on Chester Pike in Prospect Park, and forced several patrons to empty their wallets and pocketbooks.
NEWS
February 23, 1996 | By Kristi Nelson, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Two masked men ambushed a township police officer early yesterday, held him at gunpoint, then took his gun and radio before robbing a Comfort Inn near Philadelphia International Airport, said Tinicum Police Chief Robert T. Lythgoe Jr. He said the officer had been guarding the hotel in the first block of Industrial Highway. Although the officer was in plain clothes and was being paid by the hotel, he was there as a township police officer, said Lythgoe, who declined to name him. Shortly before 1 a.m., the police officer noticed a vehicle pull into the Comfort Inn's rear parking lot, Lythgoe said.
NEWS
September 7, 1995 | By Brian Freeman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
When Rob Lythgoe was young, he'd often daydream about competing in the Olympics as a swimmer. These days, Lythgoe still thinks about the Olympics. But swimming is no longer the sport in those thoughts. Running is. It's too early to tell if Lythgoe will be good enough someday to compete at the international level, but one thing is for sure: The Monsignor Bonner senior will be one of the top cross-country runners in the area this season. Last year, Lythgoe finished sixth at the Catholic League cross-country championships.
SPORTS
March 12, 1995 | By Frank Bertucci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
When Rob Lythgoe crossed the finish line at the Carrier Dome last night, he didn't know whether he had anchored Monsignor Bonner to the distance-medley relay championship at the National Indoor Track and Field championships. He thought he had, but . . . Confusion reigned because the anchor runner from Shenendehowa, N.Y., which had finished ahead of Bonner, had taken the baton from his third-leg runner one lap too soon. "I was totally confused," said Lythgoe after running a 4:18 1,600 meters to bring the Friars home in 10:22.
NEWS
March 9, 1995 | By Brian Freeman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Catholic League indoor track championships were a breakthrough meet for Monsignor Bonner junior Rob Lythgoe. He ran in three events at the meet Saturday at Lehigh University and emerged a winner in all three. He also was named the meet's most valuable runner as the Friars won the title. Bonner scored 109 points, and second-place Bishop McDevitt had 92. Archbishop Carroll finished sixth with 26, and Cardinal O'Hara was seventh with 24. "It feels great," Lythgoe said.
NEWS
November 11, 1993 | By Claire Furia, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The state Department of Environmental Resources is investigating a report of illegal toxic-waste dumping on the township's Manor Field at Routes 291 and 420. A resident filed the report with Tinicum police Friday after seeing and videotaping a Ridley Excavating truck dumping material in the field earlier that day, said Police Chief Robert T. Lythgoe Jr. "We called Ridley Excavating and told them to knock it off," Lythgoe said. Ridley Excavating officials could not be reached for comment.
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